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Is Europe on Track for a Green Recovery?

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High Level Discussion Event and Official Launch of the Green Recovery Tracker

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The COVID-19 crisis has hit economies around the world, forcing governments to mobilise unprecedented amounts of public funding to stabilize markets and enable a fast recovery. In Europe, the response  includes the novel Recovery and Resilience Facility, which will finance €673bn worth of additional public expenditure across member states over the next few years. All EU member states are currently preparing national recovery plans to access these funds. These plans provide a unique opportunity to both mobilize much-needed investments for the green transition and initiate necessary structural reforms.

To enable national and EU-level actors to closely follow the process and assess these recovery plans, Wuppertal Institute and E3G have developed a dedicated online platform, the Green Recovery Tracker, that will, in collaboration with national and sectoral experts, provide analyses on the alignment of national recovery measures with the green transition. A beta version of the website can already be accessed via www.greenrecoverytracker.org.  

The Green Recovery Tracker will be officially launched with a high-level discussion event on March 17,  14:00 to 15:30 CET. Following a keynote address, we will present first findings from our analyses, followed by a panel discussion. The event will hence be an opportunity to take stock of the progress achieved in the EU on realizing a green recovery from the COVID-19 crisis to date, and to identify necessary next steps.

The event will feature:

  • A keynote address from Connie Hedegaard, Chair of the OECD Round Table on Sustainable Development and former European Commissioner for Climate Action
  • A presentation of the Green Recovery Tracker by Timon Wehnert, Wuppertal Institute
  • A panel discussion with:
    • Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation
    • Martin Hojsík, Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe, Slovakia, Member of the Environment Committee
    • N.N., European Commission (tbc)

The event will be opened and chaired by Nick Mabey, CEO of E3G.

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9B_MAg0bRNafq2HjiAeFgw

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